Let me share with you a story of an act of kindness. I heard it the other day and I thought that this might well be about you or someone you know, my Brother.
In his first year of high school, Bob was walking home from school and saw a bunch of kids who ran toward a classmate, knocking a huge pile of books out of his arms, tripping him and knocking his glasses flying. Bob ran over and handed him his glasses. The classmate looked at Bob and said, “THANK YOU”.
Bob helped him pick up his books, and asked him his name and where he lived. As it turned out, Dave lived near Bob. They talked all the way home and Bob asked Dave if he wanted to play football on Saturday with him and his friends. The more Bob and his friends got to know Dave, the more they liked him.
Monday morning came, and there was Dave coming to school with the huge stack of books again. Over the next four years, Dave and Bob became best friends.
Dave grew and filled out during high school, became popular and had more dates than Bob. Dave was valedictorian and at graduation started his speech with “Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. It could be your parents, teachers, siblings, but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story…”
Bob just looked at his friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day they met. Dave had planned to kill himself over that weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.
Dave looked hard at Bob smiled and said “Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable”.
Bob heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. Bob saw Dave's mom and dad looking at him and smiling.
Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person’s life. Donating Blood is an act of kindness to someone who thinks of you as a friend. “Would you give – if it were in your power?” Only you can properly assess this question. The demand continues to grow; the supply is lagging behind demand. It is within your power, please be a donor.
GRAND LODGE OF CANADA DECLARED
FEBRUARY 20 – 25, 2012
THE ‘SECOND ANNUAL MASONIC – BLOOD DONOR WEEK’
AS A ‘PARTNER FOR LIFE’.
REGISTER YOUR DONATION AS NUMBER MASO11078
During the Blood Donor week consider giving ‘THE GIFT OF LIFE’, it is in yours to give.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.